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  Cover Art: Runt Baskin, Nora Raleigh
Runt
Maggie hates how Elizabeth acts so much better than everyone else. Besides, she's always covered in dog hair. And she smells. So Maggie creates a fake profile on a popular social networking site to teach Elizabeth a lesson. What makes a bully, and what makes a victim?
2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Because of Mr. Terupt Buyea, Rob
Because of Mr. Terupt
Seven fifth-graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the better by "rookie teacher" Mr. Terupt.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Trouble-maker Clements, Andrew
Trouble-maker
When his older brother gets in serious trouble, sixth-grader Clay decides to change his own mischief-making ways, but he cannot seem to shake his reputation as a troublemaker.
2011
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Freaky Fast Frankie Joe Clifton, Lutricia
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe
Twelve-year-old Frankie Joe Huckaby, forced to live with the father he never knew, a stepmother, and four half-brothers in Illinois, starts a delivery service to finance his escape back to his mother in Texas, not realizing he is making a better life for himself than he ever had with her.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Lemonade War Davies, Jacqueline
The Lemonade War
Evan Treski is people-smart. He is good at talking with people. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good at understanding people. She knows that feelings are her weakest subject. So when their lemonade war begins, there really is no telling who will win.
2007
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  Cover Art: Because of Winn-Dixie DiCamillo, Kate
Because of Winn-Dixie
Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.
2000
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  Cover Art: The Second Life of Abigail Walker Dowell, Frances O'Roark.
The Second Life of Abigail Walker
Bullied by two mean girls in her sixth-grade class, a lonely, plump girl gains self-confidence and makes new friends after a mysterious fox gently bites her.
2012
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Out of My Mind Draper, Sharon
Out of My Mind
Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The other Half of My Heart Frazier, Sundee Tucker
The other Half of My Heart
Eleven-year-old twin daughters of interracial parents, have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister.
2010
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  Cover Art: I Am Not Joey Pigza Gantos, Jack
I Am Not Joey Pigza
Joey's father returns, calling himself Charles Heinz and apologizing for his past bad behavior, and he swears that once Joey and his mother change their names and help him fix up the old diner he has bought, their lives will change for the better.
2007
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  Cover Art: Pictures of Hollis Woods Giff, Patricia Reilly
Pictures of Hollis Woods
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her.
2002
Children's Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: True (--sort Of) Hannigan, Katherine
True (--sort Of)
For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.
2011
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  Cover Art: Sadie and Ratz Hartnett, Sonya
Sadie and Ratz
Hannah and her hands, named Sadie and Ratz, regularly get into trouble, especially when younger brother Baby Boy is around.
2012
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  Cover Art: Junonia Henkes, Kevin
Junonia
The week of her tenth birthday, Alice and her parents go to Sanibel Island, Florida, just as they do every year, but this time some of the people who are always there are missing and some new people have come, which unsettles Alice, who wants things to be exactly the same as they alway are.
2011
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  Cover Art: One Year in Coal Harbor Horvath, Polly
One Year in Coal Harbor
In a small fishing village in British Columbia, twelve-year-old Primrose tries to be a matchmaker for her Uncle Jack, befriends Ked, a new foster child, tries to decide if she is willing to go to jail for her convictions, and together with Ked, publishes a cook book to raise money for the Fisherman's Aid.
2012
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  Cover Art: One for the Murphys Hunt, Lynda Mullaly
One for the Murphys
After heartbreaking betrayal, Carley is sent to live with a foster family and struggles with opening herself up to their love.
2013
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Runaway Twin Kehret, Peg
Runaway Twin
Thirteen-year-old Sunny, accompanied by a stray dog, takes advantage of a windfall to travel from her Nebraska foster home to Enumclaw, Washington, to find the twin sister from whom she was separated at age three.
2009
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  Cover Art: Rocky Road Kent, Rose
Rocky Road
Fashion-loving twelve-year-old Tess moves with her deaf younger brother and impulsive single mother to Schenectady, New York, where they open an ice-cream shop and lead a campaign for urban renewal.
2010
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  Cover Art: Ungifted Korman, Gordon
Ungifted
Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.
2012
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  Cover Art: A Dog Called Homeless Lean, Sarah
A Dog Called Homeless
Fifth-grader Cally Louise Fisher stops talking, partly because her father and brother never speak of her mother who died a year earlier, but visions of her mother, friendships with a homeless man and a disabled boy, and a huge dog ensure that she still communicates.
2012
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